And courage comes in many forms. I remember watching a TV chat show many years ago, on which the two guests were Bill Beaumont, the England rugby captain, and Nigel Mansell, the F1 racing driver. Mansell said he would never have the courage to put his body on the line the way Beaumont did, and Beaumont said he would never dare drive a car as fast as Mansell did. See what I mean? And moral courage is a different kettle of fish altogether.
Sunday, 17 August 2014
A Note on Courage.
You know, sometimes it takes a little bit of courage to press the Publish button on a blog post, especially when you’re not drunk. Or maybe that should be ‘recklessness.’ I’ve often wondered how much of what we call courage is simply a lack of imagination, and how much is the outward manifestation of ‘what the hell.’